Partnership Committee Chair
Mike Daniels is a Research Associate at Colorado State University and a Project Manager in the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Lab (MMM) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). As part of its mission, NCAR enables science field experiments by developing and supporting lower atmosphere observing facilities such as aircraft, radars, lidars, profilers, sounding systems and surface flux stations for university research projects. During Mike's 38-year career at NCAR, he led a group that was responsible for the software engineering and data services capabilities of these research platforms as they deployed customized implementations for field experiments around the globe. He has held positions in Software Development, IT Support and Facility Management while at NCAR. He is an active member of NSF’s EarthCube Community, serving as PI on the Cloud-Hosted Real-time Data Services (CHORDS) and Co-PI on the Accelerating Scientific WorkflowS using EarthCube Technologies (ASSET) proposals and was recently elected the Chair of the EarthCube Leadership Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.